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Old 07-02-2006, 06:57 AM   #1
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Default Re: BMW K1200RS Purchase Questions.

first post. !

every bike has a harmonic buzz at some speed. if it's the right price, and you think it's the bike for you .... buy it.

I'd try to ride a BMW of similar style/model at the dealer first, if you're unsure.
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: BMW K1200RS Purchase Questions.

There are no more K-bikes of that style made: The only old-style (longitudinal) K-bike still available is the K1200-Light Truck.

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Old 07-02-2006, 09:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: BMW K1200RS Purchase Questions.

I'm on my second K12rs.



Yes they do vibrate some what, more so at selected spots on the tac.



Also, during times of engine braking you will feel some buzzing.



After a while you don't even notice it.



The bike is built like a truck but it's still quick and fairly flickable. A fun ride on back roads, and not too bad for long rides on the 4 lane.



Bottom line: I'm not sorry I bought either of my K12's. They're fun to ride and well built.
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:08 AM   #4
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I love my K bike for touring! However, I wouldn't recommend it for a lot of city riding. It handles great at speed and has all the comforts of home. It is a bit of a pig when it comes to slow speed maneuvers though. If you buy one make sure you really like it because you won't get much for it on the secondary market. There are a lot of dealers these days that won't even trade for one unless they can steal it from you. In my case, I plan to run the wheels off mine. Sure would like one of those new K bikes though!
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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I am stationed in Germany and have a K12RS and an 1150GS. For all around riding the GS is the bike for Europe. Now for high speed bahn burning the K12 is truley in it's element. It will however kick your ass throwing it around switch backs in the Alps. The new K12S and K12R are significantly improved. If you can get a smoking deal on an RS pull the trigger.
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Old 07-02-2006, 12:05 PM   #6
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Buzz doesn't know crap about Beemers. He can give you some excellent advice on how to fleece old women out of their retirement funds though.
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Old 07-02-2006, 01:15 PM   #7
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:40 AM   #8
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Default Re: BMW K1200RS Purchase Questions.

There I was, on my way to the post office, bottle of tequila under my arm. Now, it's back on the kitchen counter still in the bubble wrap.
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:16 AM   #9
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But does the bottle still have the liquid in it? You probably finished it off and you are going to send it to me with a note telling me how you saw God drinking the stuff. OK, you don't really fleece them out of their cash. We all know they give it to you willingly.
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:21 AM   #10
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I brought two bottles back. I opened my bottle to see if I could discern the difference between fine Mexican sippin' Tequila and crap. I can't. I just don't like tequila.



However, the young lady that came over Saturday night thought it was quite tasty.
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